Doris Vossekuil

Date of Death: Aug 29, 2020
Doris Vossekuil

1925 - 2020

Doris Rose Scharf Vossekuil, 95, of Waupun, passed away August 29, 2020 at the Christian Home.

Doris was born January 3, 1925 in Brownsville, the daughter of Fred and Mildred Steiner Scharf. Doris attended Brownsville and Lomira schools as well as Winnebago Lutheran Academy in Fond du Lac. Doris received her nursing degree in 1947 at St. Agnes School Nursing in Fond du Lac during WWII through the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps program. She worked at St. Agnes Hospital, Beaver Dam Hospital, and helped open Waupun Memorial Hospital. Doris ended her nursing career at the Christian Home in Waupun. On August 1, 1949 she married Jerald Vossekuil in Lomira. The couple resided in Waupun all their married lives. Doris was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and in the Waupun community. After Jerry died in 1991 Doris moved to their lake home near Wild Rose. She was an active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Saxeville. During this time Doris attended the Lay School of Ministry of the ELCA. She was active in Lutheran World Relief projects at her churches and led and participated in Bible studies. Doris enjoyed traveling with Jerry and later with friends. Doris moved back to Waupun in 2011.

Doris is survived by a daughter, Christine VanBuren of Waupun; a son, Gary (Sherry) Vossekuil of Juneau; grandchildren: Emily (Daniel) Beekman of Alabama, and Adam (Samantha) VanBuren of Waupun ; great-grandsons: Kian and Rhett Beekman; a sister, Shirley Scharf; a sister-in-law, Ramona Scharf; and nieces, nephews, and friends.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jerry; a son-in-law, Larry VanBuren; brothers: Robert and Marlon Scharf; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Wilton and Angeline Zick.


Friends and relatives of Doris Vossekuil may call on the family on Friday, September 4, 2020 at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun from 10-11 a.m. Please follow the current COVID-19 protocol.

Private Services

Private family services will follow with Rev. Jeff Nicla officiating.


Burial will take place at Forest Mound Cemetery in Waupun.

Special Thanks

Doris’s family would like to thank the Christian Home in Waupun and Agnesian Hospice Hope for the excellent and compassionate care given to our mom and grandma.

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  1. Roberta Schranz Says: August 31, 2020 at 3:29 pm

    Prayers for you Chris.

  2. Lyn Pogodzinski Says: August 31, 2020 at 3:31 pm

    Aunt Doris was a strong, loving, and soulful woman. I always looked forward to spending time together especially during our traditional Thanksgivings in Waupun and then in Wild Rose. I’m fortunate to have had her in my life.

  3. Kelly Huhndorf Says: September 1, 2020 at 9:16 pm

    Such a sweet lady I enjoyed the stories she would tell of her career. Keeping you in thought and prayers

  4. I was always amazed at all the info she had in that active brain. Stories of trips to the Holy Land, what it was like for women in those early days.
    She was an important part of our church and she lived what she preached

  5. Dennis Overlien Says: September 4, 2020 at 9:25 am

    I will miss Doris and the wonderful visits we had. She also had a wonderful sense of humor and we shared many laughs together. After each visit we would have prayer together. Her faith was strong and so important to her!!! The Christian Home will not be the same! You are in our prayers Chris!!!
    Chaplain Dennis

  6. Dennis Overlien Says: September 4, 2020 at 9:29 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time!!!
    Dennis and Sesaly!!!

  7. Sue Stoffel Says: September 4, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    My thoughts and prayers to Chris and to Gary and your families. I learned so much from Doris when I joined Immanuel as a young newlywed. She was a wealth of knowledge and inspiration in her faith life. So many stories to share and I always enjoyed talking with her.

  8. Although we only met a few times I found Doris to be a very gracious woman and a person of strong faith. Sorry for your loss.

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